Disclaimer of Liability


The Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society provides this Web site as a service to the public and its members, for the purpose of fostering education and raising awareness of the current status of Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery (including Emergency General Surgery), its uses, indications, contraindications, complications and existing varieties, as well as relevant facts from allied disciplines.  As such, it relies in the input of its members for the content of its website. Our website contains general information about medical conditions and treatments. Although the Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society Web site may include links providing direct access to other Internet resources, including Web sites, The Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these sites. Furthermore, links from The Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society Web Site to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement by The Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society, its members, employees or designated agents of the other parties or their products and services. The linked websites may contain text, graphics, images or information that you find offensive (e.g., sexually explicit). The Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society have no control over and accept no responsibility for such materials.

The appearance on The Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society Web site of advertisements and product or service information does not constitute an endorsement by The Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society, its members, employees or designated agents, and The Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society has not investigated the claims made by any advertiser. Product information is based solely on material received from suppliers.

The Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society provides the vehicle for the dissemination of information generated by its members, and specifically disclaim any and all liability for damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information provided in our website, our educational materials, our newsletter, our journal and our meetings. Our site is not designed to and does not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual. Through this site and linkages to other sites, The Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society provides general information for educational purposes only. The information provided in this site, or through linkages to other sites, is not a substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in place of a visit, call consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare provider.

The Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society is not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this site. You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. The information is not advice and should not be treated as such. The Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society, its members, employees or designated agents make no representations or warranties, expressed or implied,  in relation to the medical information on this website.

 

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, we do not warrant or represent that the medical information on this website:

(a) will be constantly available, or available at all; or

(b) is complete, true, accurate, up to date or non-misleading.

 

IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CALL 911 OR YOUR PHYSICIAN. If you believe you have any other health problem, or if you have any questions regarding your health or a medical condition, you should promptly consult your physician or other healthcare provider. Never disregard medical or professional advice, or delay seeking it, because of something you read on this site or a linked website. Never rely on information on this website in place of seeking professional medical advice. You should also ask your physician or other healthcare provider to assist you in interpreting any information in this Site or in the linked websites, or in applying the information to your individual case.

Medical information changes constantly. Therefore the information on this Site or on the linked websites should not be considered current, complete or exhaustive, nor should you rely on such information to recommend a course of treatment for you or any other individual. Reliance on any information provided on this Site or any linked websites is solely at your own risk.

 

Limiting our liability

 

Nothing in this medical disclaimer will:

(a) limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

(b) limit or exclude our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c) limit any of our liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

(d) exclude any of our liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.